One license solution rule them all: Azure AD Group Based Licensing!

A long awaited feature became this week available in the new Azure portal: Azure AD Group Based licensing. With this we have an one-stop-shop to assign licenses on a per user- or group based. azure-ad-group-based-licensing-1

Azure AD Group Based licensing was already available in the classic Azure portal,  however it was limited to  Azure AD Premium, Azure Rights Management, Microsoft Intune and Enterprise Mobility + Security licenses.  For other licenses like Office 365 we were designated to the Office 365 Admin portal or custom (automated) solutions such as PowerShell or Graph API. Continue reading “One license solution rule them all: Azure AD Group Based Licensing!”

Microsoft Teams: How to overcome challenges with Windows Information Protection & Conditional Access

Recently Microsoft announced Microsoft Teams, a new chat-based platform in Office 365. For all mobile platforms (Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile) Microsoft released an native app, including a desktop app for Windows 10 and Mac OS X. The Microsoft Teams apps can be downloaded here. After I installed the Microsoft Teams desktop app on Windows 10 I bumped into the following funny message ‘Yikes! Looks like someone pulled the plug on the internet’.

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The Enterprise Mobility Suite Portal Survival Guide

survival-guide I’m more than happy being your tour guide for today and walkthrough the various portals that the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) houses. For those who are involved with EMS, this might be a handy overview of all current available portals. I often heard  that it is not always clear which portal you need and where you can find it. In this blog I’ll do my best to cover all the portals including their purpose.

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How Azure AD Premium & Office 365 improves Collaboration

So you’ve always wondered what it takes to improve both collaboration and business processes in your organization, which results in employees being more productive? Do I’ve your attention…read on!

With Microsoft Azure and Office 365, Microsoft offers you a (cloud) platform with a huge potential to optimize and boost your business. In this blog I’ll illustrate this with a simple example of how you can use these cloud services to improve collaboration within your organization.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is a progress; working together is a success.

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Mobile Device Management not available in your Office 365 subscription!?

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In case you want to play around and do some hands-on with Mobile Device Management in Office 365 but you couldn’t find it!

Thank you for contacting Microsoft Intune Technical Support. For questions or update on this Service Request, you may reply to this email thread or call the Microsoft Support number .

PLEASE NOTE:

While Mobile Device Management (MDM) for Office 365 has been officially announced we are still in the process of rolling it out to Office 365 customers over the next 4 to 6 weeks (Starting from 3/30/2015). We don’t currently have exact dates for when it will be available for your subscription. Continue reading “Mobile Device Management not available in your Office 365 subscription!?”

Use Alternate Login ID implementing Enterprise Mobility Suite in a Multi-Forest scenario

Last week I came across a scenario where Alternate Login ID feature of Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) came at its best.

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Part of an Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) implementation we were facing a challange to overcome. In this scenario the customer has multi-forest (fictive contoso.local & adatum.local) AD structure with a two-way forest trust relationship. The user resources are currently located in te frabrikam.local (blue) where all server resources are part of the contoso.local (grey) domain including AD FS.

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As fabrikam.com is the public domain namespace used, we added a UPN suffix for the fabrikam.local domain to make sure the user objects synced from the on-premise Active Directory – by Azure Active Directory Sync – matches the public User Principal Name (UPN) domain namespace.

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How secure is Microsoft Intune? Keep calm and reassure your cloud security manager!

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Perhaps you noticed yourself but customers are asking more often how secure Microsoft clouds services are(Microsoft Azure, Office365 & Windows Intune)?  Valid questions like “What- and where my corporate data is stored? How my corporate data is protected in Microsoft datacenters? What security controls in place and what about backup, disaster recovery and data retention policies? Do I have control on what data is going synced to the cloud?” And so we can still go on…

By informing customers and providing them guidelines and best practices it is more clear what the impact of using Microsoft cloud services is for their organizations. This will eliminate possible restraints (rightly or not), increases confidence of cloud service as platform & accelerates the adaption as such.

This post might help you to get better understanding on what terms and conditions Microsoft clouds services performed and enables you to inform your cloud security officer! Continue reading “How secure is Microsoft Intune? Keep calm and reassure your cloud security manager!”